Head of Procurement | Fresh Produce

Closing date
22 Oct 2019

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We are working with a very vibrant and forward-thinking fresh produce business who are looking to take on a Head of Procurement to lead their team in importing produce from all over the globe and manage a team successfully.

The Job:
This role will see you immersed in the importing of produce, from exotics to salads and someone who can demonstrate a calm, cool and experienced head at the helm of the team with experience in the sector and importing from abroad. This role will be taking over from the current MD who is managing most of this process, so ideally someone who can work very closely with the senior team and potentially take that step up to Director in a few years' time.

The business is expanding rapidly and this role should enable them to grow the procurement function further and increase their supply from abroad.

The Successful Candidate:
To be successful in this role you will have the following:
Over 5 years' experience in the fresh produce or fruit supply chain working in procurement, you will also have experience working in the retail and wholesale supply chain.
Experience working with direct reports and managing a team.
Experience of sourcing produce internationally.
You will be able and willing to travel where necessary with the role, the travel will be in frequent; however the ability to get away when necessary is crucial.

On offer is an excellent salary and package suiting the level of applicant, along with the opportunity of progression as the business continues to grow.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please get in touch with Michael Kendall on 01780 480530 or michael@morepeople.co.uk for a confidential chat.

MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Graduates and Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

Contact Us
  • Acanthus House
  • 10a Belton Street
  • Stamford
  • PE9 2EF
  • GB
  • 01780 480530
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